Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Toxic Pet Food Alert

We're safe here in Montana, but Diamond pet food consumers in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia may be at risk of their pets exposure to Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops. The fungus develops on crops during years with severe high temperature stress and drought.

We are rapidly analyzing retained samples of all products produced in
>Gaston so we can isolate specific lot numbers impacted and provide this
>information to our distributors, retailers and customers as quickly as
>possible.
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>Meanwhile, if your pet is showing any symptoms of illness, including
>sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint
>to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your
>veterinarian immediately.


Of course granny is wondering how much more of this we will be seeing as the weather gets screwier because of global warming.
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